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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 9/23/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 hour ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Send Message to Congress - Do Not Listen To The Army Of Cable Lobbyists - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Net Neutrality, cable industry, lobbyists, talking points )

Dandelion
- 1 hour ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Cable industry lobbyists have their full army of lobbyists who are "slinging tight one-pagers" and "repeating carefully crafted and plausible-sounding talking points" in order to prevent real net neutrality rules. Don't let them win.
Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, government, rapists, ethics, republicans, democrats, usa, politics, news, healthcare )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - motherjones.com
The spending bill lawmakers just approved leaves out new grant money to help localities go after rapists.
U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Syria
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., air strikes, Syria, Islamic State, military, government, terrorism )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The U.S. military expanded its war against the Islamic State late Monday by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk missiles into Syria to attack an array of targets in an aggressive & risk-laden operation that marks a new phase in the conflict.
Buddy System: Election Style PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: midterm elections )

Ashley
- 7 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Please sign this if you are going to vote and bringing a friend. This could mean registering them to vote, taking them to the polls, or just reminding them to vote.
These Numbers Should Frighten Everyone
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Civics education )

Ashley
- 12 hours ago - annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org
A survey shows that many Americans can not name the three branches of government and have very little understanding of the Supreme Court. This group is working to change that.
Since 1978, Congress Has Worked a Full Week 14 Percent of the Time
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, lazy, work ethic, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, economy, lies, freedoms, elections, politics )

Carrie
- 15 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Of the 13,000-plus days since Jan. 1, 1978, both chambers of Congress have been in session at the same time for about 4,700 of them -- about a third of the total time and a little fewer than half of all weekdays. The Senate has worked more than the House,
Muslim Religious Leader Refutes Obama's Reading of Islam
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, crime, democrats, dishonesty, ethics, obama, propaganda, terrorism, usa, war, Islam, Muslims, jihad )

Ge
- 16 hours ago - speroforum.com
The Koran commands Muslims to engage in a holy war (Jihad) in order to impose Islam and Shariah Law on the entire world. "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every
Why Do Midterms Have Lower Turnout Rates: An Opinion Piece
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: midterm elections )

Ashley
- 20 hours ago - nytimes.com
This opinion piece offers explanations and solutions to the lower turnout problem for midterm elections.
United States Voter Guide
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: united states voter guide )

Ashley
- 20 hours ago - eac.gov
Click on your state. It will tell you everything you need to know: voter guides, registration information and deadlines, absentee and early voting dates, provisional voting information and polling place hours . LETS DO THIS!
Homegrown Jihadis and the Limits of the Israel Lobby
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, Israel Lobby, Muslims, government, politics, economy, ethics, dishonesty, military, corruption )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
As the argument commonly goes, Western governments and especially the US ally with Israel not out of national interest but because of the concerted influence of the Israel Lobby, a term meant to identify countless organizations, committees, and...
Largest Climate-Change March in History Unlikely to Convince Idiots ~ The Borowitz Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, climate change, congress, politics, humor, satire, news, elections )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - newyorker.com
A climate-change march that organizers claim was the largest on record is nevertheless unlikely to change the minds of idiots, a survey of America's idiots reveals.
Open Thread - 9/22/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Climate Week
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Climate Change, protest )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
 

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